Train accident near Gifhorn: Hanover-Berlin line closed | NDR.de – News – Lower Saxony
Status: 11/21/2022 08:06 a.m
After the collision of two freight trains near Leiferde (Gifhorn district), travelers on the train between Hanover and Berlin must expect high expectations in long-distance traffic until at least November 27th.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) announces this on its website. Initially, the railway was expected to report until at least Tuesday, but then corrected this assessment. Many long-distance trains are currently being diverted. There are still delays and cancellations. The important Berlin-Hannover railway line with numerous long-distance connections has been closed since Thursday morning. Travelers should check before boarding inform about their connectionstell the train.
Detours via Uelzen cause delays
In addition to long-distance traffic, the accident also affects regional traffic: According to a spokeswoman for the Metronom railway company, all long-distance and freight trains will be diverted via Uelzen until further notice. Therefore, the trains are delayed, especially on the Hanover – Hamburg route. Further information on rail replacement services, train cancellations and delays can be found here:
- Enno trains between Hanover, Gifhorn and Wolfsburg
- Erixx route between Uelzen and Gifhorn
Tickets can be used flexibly over time
Deutsche Bahn would like to point out that all passengers who would like to postpone their trip planned for the period from November 18 to 27, 2022 due to the train collision near Leiferde can now use their already booked long-distance ticket flexibly up to and including seven days after the end of the disruption . Seat reservations can be canceled free of charge, according to DB.